Popular eTrex 20 Handheld GPS has been upgraded to eTrex 20x, what the difference?
Thu 4th June 2015
eTrex 20x is the upgraded version of the popular eTrex 20, with enhanced screen resolution and extended internal memory to hold more maps. The preloaded Garmin TopoActive map supports and enhances a range of outdoor activities, such as hiking, geocaching, cycling, mountaineering and fishing. eTrex 20x has enhanced features compared to eTrex 20, while maintaining its ease-of-use, affordability and legendary durability.
The eTrex 20x handheld device now has -
• 2.2 inch crystal clear colour display
• It comes preloaded Western Europe Garmin TopoActive with shaded relief
• High-sensitivity, GPS receiver with HotFix® and GLONASS support
• Upgraded to 4GB internal memory. Expand further with a microSD™ card (not included).
• Worldwide basemap with shaded relief
New Screen on eTrex 20x
eTrex 20x has an enhanced 2.2 inch, 65K colour, sunlight-readable display. Durable and water-resistant, eTrex 20x is built to withstand the elements. It has an upgraded interface yet retains its toughness to withstand dust, dirt, humidity or water.
Continues to use existing mounts
Fit your eTrex 20x just about anywhere, using an array of compatible mounts. Use the auto mount capability and City Navigator NT® maps for turn-by-turn driving directions, or the rugged mount for your bike or quad. You can even mount to a boat for fishing or sailing trips.
Use both US and Russian sattelite systems.
The eTrex series can track both GPS and GLONASS satellites simultaneously – it has the ability to lock on to 24 more satellites than using just GPS. What’s more, the time it takes to “lock on” to a position is (on average) 20% faster than using GPS alone. With its high-sensitivity EGNOS-enabled GPS receiver and HotFix satellite prediction, eTrex locates your position quickly and precisely and maintains its GPS location even in heavy cover and deep valleys.
Preloaded the new Garmin TopoActive Map
eTrex 20x comes preloaded with the new Garmin TopoActive map of Western Europe, a perfect starting point for your first recreational activity with GPS. The map provides relevant useful information for activities like hiking and cycling, it's routable and shows elevation changes. Garmin TopoActive Western Europe covers the following 23 countries: Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, San Marino, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Vatican City.
Garmin TopoActive is based on OSM mapping data, therefore map quality depends heavily on local mapping coverage, Garmin cannot guarantee the quality and completeness of mapping data
Use the microSD™ card slot to load additional advanced maps – like Topo maps, BlueChart® g2 marine maps or City Navigator® NT maps. eTrex 20x also supports BirdsEye Satellite Imagery (subscription required) to download and integrate with your maps.
Great for GeoCaching
eTrex 20x supports paperless geocaching GPX files for endless geocaching adventures. Just visitGeocaching.com to download geocaches straight to your device, then start hunting for caches! eTrex 20x stores all the key information, including location, terrain, difficulty, hints and descriptions. By going paperless, you're not only helping the environment but also avoiding the bother of manually entering co-ordinates.
Plan Your Next Walk using Garmin BaseCamp
Take control of your next adventure with BaseCamp™. The free, trip-planning software allows you to view and organise maps, routes and more, and even create Garmin Adventures to share with friends, family or fellow explorers. BaseCamp displays topographic map data in 2D or 3D on your computer screen, as well as a vast array of satellite images when paired with a BirdsEye Satellite Imagery subscription.
More information about the Garmin eTrex 20x can be found here.